I'm looking for a beach location to celebrate my childhood friend just passing the licensure exam for counseling - and to celebrate 35 years of friendship, too! I'd like someplace not too busy, if possible, where we can hear the ocean from a condo/townhouse/hotelroom/B&B window. We'll spend most of our time chatting and walking on the beach - maybe just a little time shopping. Airfare rates are best into Providence RI, so we'll start from there with a rental car. Neither of us is at all familiar with New England.